Democracy? Fuck that shit

Title shamelessly stolen from Mike in a comment at Unrepentant Old Hippie

Anyone who still believes Canada’s New Government™ has any concept of democracy, decency or shame, must surely be disabused of that notion by this from Blogging a Dead Horse;

“Three days ago, Dick Harris, the Conservative MP for Cariboo-Prince George announced that the Conservatives have named their local candidate Sharon Smith the “Skeena-Bulkley Valley liason to the federal government.

That’s right, seems that after only 20 months of trying it, the Conservatives have decided that listening to MPs – particularly those from other parties – is way too onerous and distracting. The solution is obvious really: replace them with compliant and agreeable people who look like MPs, pretend to be MPs, but have absolutely no legitimacy.”

Many parties with a minority government have thought of ways to have more members elected next time round. None have dared to dispense with the electoral process and simply install members as they see fit.

This is not simple partisan politics. This is a reshaping of the very foundations on which our government, our country is built.

Harper’s Government™ must hear loudly and clearly that this heinous assault on our democratic process will not be tolerated.

Comments

  1. janfromthebruce

    Now that’s accountability for you. Forget the integraty part. :lol:

  2. Whooee! After BootGate, I wouldn’t be too surprised by any provocation. Harper seems intent on doing everything possible to divide and alienate Canadians. If he provokes us enough, maybe some real Canajun patriots’ll take it to another level after which he’ll be able to invoke the US Patriot Act and hire DHS to protect our home and native land. I see a Secure and Prosperous Partnership in the future. As far as “democracy” goes, there’s no problem. They simply redefine the word. Works every time.
    JB